— 11:52 PM on August 30, 2000

Here's a pretty wild article about a "Swallowable Imaging Capsule." That's right, it's an edible camera. An Israeli company has developed the pill specifically to look at areas of the intestine unavailable to traditional endoscopes.

The pill is about an inch long and a third of an inch in diameter. A small receiver is worn on the waist to capture images from the device at a rate of two per second. The pill is.... gotten rid of about four hours after ingestion. The article states that the pill will cost about $300 for patients, implying it's a one-use item. Personally, even if I got my money back for returning the pill, I think I'd just write them a check and be done with it; some things just aren't worth $300.

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